26 Jul '12, 5am

Senate Committee Passes Bill To End Chimp Research | Care2 Causes

Senate Committee Passes Bill To End Chimp Research | Care2 Causes

Wednesday was a good day for the 950 federally owned chimpanzees at the heart of the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act. The Senate committee overseeing the bill voted in its favor. “The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works this morning gave its approval to S. 810, the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act , marking a major step forward for the legislation to end invasive experiments on chimpanzees and to retire federally-owned chimps to sanctuaries,” said Michael Markarian president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. The legislation can now move to the full Senate for consideration. This is the first time any version of the bill has received approval in the Senate since it was first introduced in 2008. “The House was waiting for some kind of movement in the Senate and now they’ve seen it. This is a wonderful event for people who have been ...

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